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information that sheds light on the stances they are taking on china and we start with the philippines which is stationing marines on the spratly islands. nhk world reports. >> reporter: the philippines and china and malaysia and brunei claim sovereignty over all or some of the spratly's, high ranking military officers say their country has started to deploy marines in nine islands and shoals since september. the country had already stationed naval officers there. the military says personal numbers have almost doubled on some of the islands. before the deployment, the marines underwent training on protecting the islands and been equipped with upgraded weapons. philippines began expanding its military facility on the island to accommodate equipment and personnel for drills and other operations. the country is developing oil and natural gas in nearby waters. china is also increasing military presence in the south china sea to boost its claim to maritime interest in the area. it is intended to solidify its defense on the islands and shoals. nhk world, manila. >> some asean nations are taking a
beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. it's in an orbit used by telligence andbservation satellites. the object seems to be orbiting south north at an altitude of 494 kilometers kim sd the launch w aim at furthering the development of intercontinental missiles. members said the north koreans had violated u.n. resolutions. >> members of the security council condemned this launch which is a clear violation of security council resolution 1718 and 1874. >> members have agreed to keep talking about how to deal with the leadership in pyongyang. susan rice says u.s. officials apprriate action.alled rtners to she said the security council may need to impose additional sanctions. experts say one reason they went what he had the launch was to get the upper hand in negotiations with the u.s. the north koreans have developed the capability to launch missiles that could reach the u.s. mainland. i started asking about the riousness of these developments. now looking at this as a safety concern. they called the launch is provocative act. >> it undermines
are chinese territory. >>> geothermal power is attracting global attention. in southeast asia, the philippines is taking advantage of the sustainable energy source and its usage rate is the second highest in the world. now it's strengthening its industry by teaming up with counterparts from around the globe. >> reporter: steam rises and the air smells faintless of rotten eggs. it is the second largest geothermal power plant in the philippines. the philippines scrapped their nuclear power program in the 1980s in order to pursue renewable energy. gee yoe thermal accounts for 22% of the country's energy. that is the second highest rate in the world. the national economy is on the rise as is the demand for power. to meet that growth, the government has the ambitious goal of increasing total geothermal power output by 75% by the year 2030. there are many challenges to achieving that target. an average size geothermal plant costs $13 million to build. further development also requires new technology for drilling and surveying. but the country is taking steps to bring its goals into reach. manila hos
grandchildren. >> president benigno aquino has visited areas of the philippines devastated by this week's typhoon. patchari raksang has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are degs pratt. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compastela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly servinging you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> a
grandchildren. >>> president benigno aquino has visited areas of the philippines devastated by this week's typhoon. patchari raksawong has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are desperate. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compostela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly serving you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> afg
beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> an american astrophysicist says what the north koreans call a satellite is an orbit commonly used by intelligence in observation satellites. jonathan mcdowell is the harvard smithsonian center for astro physics. he says the object seems to be orbiting south/north about 500 kilometers above earth. >>> south korea says the north was trying to create confusion before its launch. the government says the moves were intended to bewilder the international community. south korean defense ministry spokesperson kim suk wrangled with the criticism over his country's intelligence gathering capabilities. >> translator: it appears that north korea carried out a series of deceptive actions in launching this long-range missile. >> the launch came just a day after the south korean government announced that the rocket was being removed from the pad. kim said the situation changed between tuesday morning and afternoon. he suggested that the north most likely put the rocket back on the pad on tuesday afternoon but h
. >>> at least 327 people are confirmed dead after typhoon bopha struck the philippines earlier this week. 250,000 people are living in shelters. many have yet to receive any assistance from the authorities. nhk world's charmaine deogracias reports. >> reporter: typhoon bopha passed the philippines islands on tuesday. heavy rains caused floods and an mud slides in compostela valley in the eastern part of the island. the category 5 typhoon toppled trees, knocked down power lines, and bursted river banks that carried these boulders, burying homes and families that may account for the hundreds still missing. emergency services say 327 people have died and 380 more are missing. a quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes. >> translator: the people were shocked because it happened so fast. >> reporter: 90 people died in new bataan in compostela valley. on thursday, military personnel struggled to rescue people stranded in damaged homes. at an evacuation shelter in the central part of the town, 3,000 people waited in line for the arrival of emergency supplies such as food and clo
left the philippines, it's heading northwest after passing over palowan island. we'll find out more during our weather. >>> local police have arrested a former employee on suspicion of arson, the fire broke out in an underwear factory on tuesday afternoon. about 200 square meters of the billing were burned. in addition to the 14 dead, one worker was seriously injured. local media says a 26-year-old man from kunan province is suspected of starting the fire in the factory. labor disputes occur frequently in the manufacturing industry in china and many garment factors are concentrated in the southern region. but this case has received lots of media coverage in china. chinese intellectuals are calling for the release of peace prize lawyer yet from prison. the letter was posted online on tuesday to mark the second anniversary of him receiving the peace prize in 2010. the letter calls for the release of other political prisoners as well. it also urging the release of his wife from house arrest. the charges against lu includes his criticism of one-party rule and his involvement in 1989 pro
to the east coast of philippines, especially around northern mindanao and eventually southern luzon. not just the high winds from this storm system, but it's likely going to have a very significant rain event on our hands as this continues to move up. still long range. we still have a lot of time to watch. but now if you are in the philippines here, you do want to be starting to make those preparations as this storm continues to push up an you. now here in southeastern china you're currently getting the heavy rainfall. actually in the past 24 hours in guangdong province you saw about 119 millimeters of rain here, and unfortunately the next 24 hours and even going through the weekend you could be seeing about 25 to 50 millimeters a day across this entire area as this stationary front just continues to linger and remains in place. let's change our attention, though, into japan because northern hokkaido, even down there towards northern honshu, you've been seeing some snowfall, actually going through friday and eventually into saturday, higher elevations up about 20 to 40 centimeters of snowfall
market. >>> a powerful typhoon struck the philippines. at least 37 people are dead. more than 50,000 have fled into shelters. typhoon is heading northwest after pounding the southern island of million did you now. weem have taken shelter in school and government offices. they're preparing to drnt food and other supplies. >> this typhoon is not a joke. it has the potential to cause massive destruction t could be the strongest one to hit the country this year. >> a typhoon that struck last december killed more than 1,000 people. critics said the government was too late in warning the public. for more on the typhoon, we go to our meteorologist. >> after taking a rare path it has left and stormy conditions are grad weigh easing and they will prolong throughout the nation for the next couple of days. the center is located just to the east of palau and will likely hit the narrow islands in the next several hours and head towards the south china sea because the waters are warm enough to support tropical development. some intensification is highly likely. it will likely move into vietnam as we he
ocean about 300 kilometers east of the philippines. the south korean ministry of the national defense has confirmed the launch. an official says it took place. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south koreans, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. now, once again, the south korean ministry of national dense has confied t laun. an official says it took place from the site. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south korean, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. leaders in pyongyang went ahead with the launch, as we've been reporting, despite repeated requests to cancel it. they said it would, in other words, encourage the korean people. nhk world's reporter explains what else ght be motivatg them. >> reporter: the north koreans have played out a familiar scenario. space agency officials and others gathered at the launch pad in april. they assembled
-- typhoon has risen. >> the island was affected the typhoon but struck the philippines and the death toll continues to rise and criticism is mounting over the government's lack of preparedness. our reporter has more. >> reporter: the typhoon battered the southern philippines this month triggering mudslides. the risk management council said sunday the typhoon left more than 1,000 people dead. it is feared that figure will keep rising, with more than 800 people still unaccounted for. the government failed to distribute to some towns a hazard map it drew up six years ago. experts say this oversight contributed to the authority's failure to evacuate residents to safe locations. such criticism has prompted senators to launch an investigation. it called on the government to swiftly distribute the hazard map to all municipalities. another typhoon pummeled the same island in december last year. killing 1,200 people. a second consecutive year of serious typhoon damage is fueling criticism of the government's disaster preparedness. as many as 6.2 million people are still in need of assistance. the
. >>> rescue teams are struggling to reach isolated communities in the southern philippines. officials say a powerful typhoon that struck the region killed more than 300 people. typhoon bopha barreled through the island of mind national on tuesday. the storm unleashed heavy rains that triggered heavy rains and mud slides in the east. authorities say nearly 380 people are missing, 180,000 people have evacuated their homes. government officials mobilized military troops and police officers to look for survivors, but blocked roads and severed bridges are slowing down their work. that typhoon is now moving off the philippines. meteorologist robert speta has been following this storm. robert, tell us the latest. >> well, right now the storm is moving away from the philippines, it's over waters in the south china sea, but still, you're seeing some in-flow moisture come across luzon here, still bringing the risk of some flooding off there towards the north, because really, at this time, over the next several days, this storm system will just be continuing to linger here. now, the good news is tha
the philippines. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. rachel? >> hi there, yes, indeed. bopha left destruction in palau, now it's heading to the philippines where it's expected to make landfall on tuesday morning as a typhoon. so maintaining strength right now. in fact, the winds right now are sustained at 180 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 250 kilometers per hour. so high waves as well as storm surge are going to be major concerns. in addition to the flooding that could occur from the storm surge, there will be plenty of rain, as well. in fact, as much as 180, maybe 200 millimeters anywhere you're seeing popping up in the red here when all is said and done from this storm. so we'll be tracking it as it goes. certainly enough rain to cause considerable flooding. we know that already transport has been shut down and people are -- in transit have been stranded for the people being will just have to just wait out the storm see what happens with this one. we'll be keeping you updated. as we head to the bigger picture here in eastern asia, quite quiet, but japan has not one bu
bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> a typhoon is causing havoc over the philippines. rachel ferguson has an update on that. rachel, what's the latest? >> hi, there. typhoon bopha made landfall in mindanao earlier this morning. it will continue its path towards the north and the west. at the moment, it was a weaker system than it was when it made landfall but still a potent storm, this one with wind speeds now sustained at 126 kilometers per hour, wind gusts at 180. it's moving at 30 kilometers per hour. that's going to be helpful. it's quite a decent clip for a storm like this. so it means that heavy rain is not going to be hanging around, targeting one place, but it is going to be moving fairly quickly. if we take a look at the next 72-hour rainfall accumulation, the heaviest rain is falling over water. that said, the system is pulling in a lot of moisture still across the eastern seaboard, so we'll see ongoing heavy rain for the next couple of days and certainly a flood risk continuing into the weekend. elsewhere across eastern asia, fairly quiet on the continent. but we h
stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles. the launch had officials scrambling to catch up. north korean authorities announced monday they were extending the launch window by a week because of problems. south korean officials said their intelligence suggested a delay. th
and philippines, seeing isolated afternoon pop-up thunderstorms as well, especially in evening hours as well. as we take a look into the americas, we have a low-pressure area starting to pull off toward the northeast. this is going to be creating all sorts of messy travel weather conditions throughout the next several days across the next central plains to the western great lakes. this low, see the lines really close together just off toward the north? it's indicating some 80 kilometer per hour winds, kicking up heavy snowfall, adding up to 30 centimeters, the storm continues to march toward the east and then toward the south, you have warm air and moisture inflow coming in. erupting the rick of severe weather. fast-moving storms from the west toward the east here. throughout your day on your wednesday evening, even into thursday as well. and coming by very gusty winds and heavy rainfall. the good news, doesn't look like the storms will be severe enough for tornadoes. take a look at this area. a little bit out of place. indicating dry weather. over here, moisture out of the gulf of mexico. h
, mudslides, and mudslides all going to be at very high risk across much of that philippines. we'll keep a very close eye on this for you. here across the americas, for your christmas day severe outbreak is still in store across the gulf coast. this could be a deadly one due to the tornadic activities. we already have 14 reports of tornadoes in the past 24 hours, and also hail have been reported too. this is going to be shifting toward the southeastern areas and toward the northeast. this is your boxing day outlook. toward the north, heavy snow will be piling up. and toward the west here another pacific system will be reaching. so the coastal heavy rain. and the sierras possibly will look at a total of 50 centimeters of additional snowfall. temperaturewise we're looking at los angeles 14 degrees, houston down to 8 from 25 yesterday. please do bundle up. oklahoma city at minus 4 degrees. just -- that's well below your average. let's now head toward the european continent. and talk about the very windy conditions in northeastern germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions ther
storm is causing havoc as people in the philippines celebrate christmas. meteorologist robert speta has the details. >> we're watching tropical storm wukong. it is pushing towards the west. it is christmas, one of the last things you'd think we'd be talking about is a tropical storm. but winds gusting up to 108 kilometers per hour. it is pushing off towards the west. about to make landfall along the southern portion before moving into western vesies. the big problem with this one is the heavy rainfall. if you remember just a few weeks ago, typhoon bopha pushed through here and people are still recovering. then as it pushes off to the west going into wednesday and then thursday, manila, you'll get in on this heavy rainfall. we'll be watching this one as it does bring that risk of tropical activity. switching gears, let's look off japan. see the lines coming from the north to the south, all of this is that sea effect snow machine really ramming up here. in some places along the west coast of honshu, you could be seeing up to 70 centimeters of snow. this is where the big ski slopes are loc
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